Nick DeRiso is UCR's assistant managing editor. He was named columnist of the year five times by the Associated Press, Louisiana Press Association and Louisiana Sports Writers Association during a lengthy career in the newspaper industry, and previously oversaw a daily section that was named Top 10 in the nation by the AP.
10 Surprising Songs Never Performed Live by the Beatles
Ranking the most astonishing concert omissions – together and as solo artists.
50 Years Ago: ‘A Clockwork Orange’ Makes Its Violent Debut
The film was banned in several countries, and even sparked death threats against director Stanley Kubrick.
Monkees Co-Founder Michael Nesmith Dead at 78
He emerged from their pre-fab beginnings to become a musical pioneer in his own right.
Jimmy Page and Alan Parsons Project Vocalist John Miles Dies at 72
He scored a solo Top 5 U.K. hit with "Music."
40 Years Ago: Rolling Stones Finally Complete ‘Waiting on a Friend’
They cut the original backing track in 1972 in Kingston, Jamaica, during sessions for 1973's 'Goats Head Soup.'
December 2021 New Music Releases
More awesome releases than usual mark this holiday season.
Hear Unearthed Song Featuring George Harrison and Ringo Starr
Beatles stars stopped by Suresh Joshi's sessions while on a break from recording "Hey Jude."
How Led Zeppelin’s ‘Going to California’ Crushed on Joni Mitchell
Robert Plant said this song "might be a bit embarrassing at times lyrically, but it did sum up a period of my life when I was 22."
November 2021 New Music Releases
The Black Friday edition of Record Store Day returns with another round of exclusive goodies for vinyl lovers.
35 Years Ago: David Byrne Celebrates Weirdness in ‘True Stories’
Talking Heads frontman's directorial debut was a salute to every-day oddballs and quaint traditions.
50 Years Ago: Sly and the Family Stone Splinter on ‘Family Affair’
This was their first new song in almost two years and their third No. 1 single. What it wasn't, however, was a family affair.
40 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Rescue ‘Start Me Up’ From Obscurity
Nearly half a decade passed before they wisened up.